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Out of the Mouth of Babes
by Bonnie May
Sunday, May 04, 2008
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I guess we did...


 

Out of the Mouth of Babes
 
We were two years apart and different as night and day
But everyone said we looked alike, we’d say “NO WAY!”
I didn’t mind it too much back then, but he’d blow his top,
He didn’t look like a girl at all & told them bluntly to stop,
 
Even when I went to school, teachers knew who I was.
They’d take one look at me and created such a buzz.
“Not another Johnson,” would be their snidely retort,
I’d try to take it good naturedly and tried to be a good sport.
 
To make it worse when Mom ironed our clothes
She’d put patchouli oil on the board.
So now not only did we look alike,
But also smelled in accord.
 
All through our school days and beyond them too.
People would remark we looked alike, through and through.
As we grew older we got used to this bind,
We just figured all them were out of their minds.
 
 We never saw the resemblance at all,
Not since we’ve grown or when we were small.
But while I was tucking my son into bed.
He said to me, “Mom you’d look like Uncle Gary
If you’d shave your head.”
 
Written by,
Bonnie May
 
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Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/5/2008
hee, hee, hee... too funny! I always thought I looked so different from my sisters... in fact, sweet "Charlie" told our bus driver I was adopted and our bus driver even asked me if that was true! What a boon dear "Charlie" was to my self-esteem while growing up... hee, hee...
But now I can see the many resemblances and I am pleased to look like my parents.

Cryssa
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/4/2008
Bonnie you are tooo funny,, this is adorable!!
Love, Christine
Reviewed by John Leko 5/4/2008
...tightly woven and well knitted thoughts...stretch the boundaries of look-a-like reality...in this memoir Bonnie.
enjoyed...
John
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/4/2008
Smiles...Smiles...Smiles. For your son, and the two of you: bro and sis! Oh, YES there is a strong resemblance...good looking pair! And aren't you proud, Bonnie...
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/4/2008
Bonnie I love the pic and for sure you do look alike, but that sweater, now that is really hilarious!;-) Thanks for sharing,and for the smiles!

Love,
ET
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/4/2008
Oh, Bonnie, you're a hoot an' a holler! LOL Too funny!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D LOLOLOLOL
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/4/2008
Oh please, if you want to create on the den a stir, shave that head and I guarantee everyone will laugh wholeheartedly...thanks for the morning smile, I enjoyed it...Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/4/2008
Bonnie i doctored that picture of you and Gary taking all the hair off and do you know what? your son was right, you look alike with shaved heads, hbut he look older and you look pretty, so...go and shave your head pretty girls!

Georg
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/4/2008
Laughing too hard to comment - LOL LOL LOL!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. LOL!!!!!!!



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